The Mountaineer – First Sale of 2018

Balsam Mountain Preserve marked its first sale of 2018 with 93 Tagline Way, which sold for $1.8 million on Jan. 12.

Constructed in 2009, the custom-built timber frame mountain home has five bedrooms, five baths and floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room and master bedroom. It was designed by Mill Creek Post & Beam Company and constructed by Fine Built Construction. Joe Dellinger, chief operating officer at Balsam Mountain Preserve, represented the seller and Jennifer Negrea from Beverly-Hanks and Associates represented the buyer.

Balsam Mountain Preserve is a low-density, private residential community, touting 180-degree mountain views and amenities that include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, wellness center featuring aerobic and weight equipment, a Junior Olympic heated pool, two Har-Tru tennis courts, an equestrian center and 34 miles of hiking trails.

As one of the 354 homesites within the community, 93 Tagline Way was designed to blend in with the natural mountain landscape and maintain the community’s commitment to land stewardship. Balsam has placed 3,400 acres or 75 percent of its property under permanent conservation easement managed by Balsam Mountain Trust, a nonprofit organization. The architecture and design of Balsam homesites is overseen by an architectural review board to ensure each home’s aesthetic fits within the community ethos, while also ensuring the privacy of homeowners.

“We are thrilled with the recent sale of 93 Tagline Way,” said Dellinger. “This marks a very positive start going into the new year, and we hope to continue attracting buyers and residents into the community with our amenities, programming and upcoming projects, like the highly anticipated Doubletop Village.”

Doubletop Village will feature 23 turn-key cottages surrounding a village center with amenities including a Member’s Grille, a General Store, Club Tavern, organic garden and activity lawns where families can gather to visit, play lawn games and enjoy the views. Atlanta-based architecture firm Harrison Design designed the cottages with a focus on bringing the outdoors in with ample windows, open floor plans and integration of natural materials.

Also under way at Balsam is renovation of the Ruby Valley Sports and Wellness Center. The project is expected to be complete this spring. The updated wellness center will include a full line of cardio and strength equipment; a dedicated motion studio designed for spin, yoga and Pilates classes; two massage and spa services rooms; and a relaxation garden. Future phases will include a new children’s pool and Canopy Bar.

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